Creator Breakdown: because the internet certainly feels like this at certain points, especially with the deliberate line-blurring between Gambino and his character, The Boy, which raises the question of whether or not Gambino is speaking from the heart or from the mask, especially with poignant moments such as in "III. life: the biggest troll" where he outright says "I don't know who I am anymore."
Fan Nickname: Dong Lover, after his infamous former Twitter handle.
"Sesame Street" Cred: Glover actually appeared on Sesame Street as the musician LMNOP. He also appeared on an episode of Regular Show (though Regular Show, like a lot of Cartoon Network in-house programming, is only a kids' cartoon because the humor/subject matter isn't over-the-top enough for [adult swim]).
Method Acting: Bino acted as The Boy for the month or so leading up to the release of because the internet, even wearing the same outfit every day.
Old Shame: He doesn't seem to be very proud of his earliest works, saying that he was hiding behind gimmicks on Sick Boi and Poindexter, and that the even earlier (and rarer) album The Younger I Get was "decrepit Drake." He's also expressed some regrets about Camp's rather bitter, paranoid atmosphere.
One of Us: He recorded an album based on the internet, invoking memes throughout. But if that wasn't enough...
One of the final Star Wars references on because the internet is, "She on my back about it (C3PO, C3PO, C3PO)"
Bino has been stressing at the tail end of 2013 that learning coding languages will be important to everyone's future.
Under his disc jockey moniker mcDJ, he released several albums including a full remix album of Sufjan Stevens' Illinois.
Reclusive Artist: He became increasingly reclusive in his internet presence after the release of because the internet and his departure from Community. His social media (except Facebook) has been blacked out. He also rarely makes public appearances, in one case missing a music festival appearance for no apparent reason. The few appearances he does make are usually to promote something specific, such as the Magic Mike sequel.
What Could Have Been: Donald Glover originally auditioned to be a Saturday Night Live cast member around the time that the show (and other shows) were on hiatus due to the late 2007-early 2008 Writers' Guild strike, as Lorne Michaels was looking for someone to play Barack Obama (and fill the void left behind by Maya Rudolph). Sadly, Glover (and MA Dtv's Jordan Peele) didn't make the cut, as Lorne decided to look inward in his cast and pick Fred Armisen, causing a lot of complaints over Fred not being the right race to play him. SNL wouldn't have an actual skinny black guynote SNL also passed up the chance to have Kenan Thompson be Obama, with Kenan even offering to lose weight for the role play Obama until Jay Pharoah came on the show in 2010, though Pharoah didn't play Obama until season 38 (2012-2013 season, which was when Fred Armisen retired his Obama impression as it was his last year on the show).
There was a huge online push to have him cast as Spider-Man, but it didn't happen. On the bright side, though, it was a comment from someone who opposed the push ("There aren't black kids like Peter Parker") that inspired EP, generally considered to be the point at which he Grew The Beard and began getting wider recognition. He eventually ended up cast as Miles Morales on Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors.
"earth: the oldest computer" originally featured Macklemore. His contribution's removal (and replacement by Azealia Banks) came so late that the original pressings of because the internet came with a corrections card.
"The Night Me And Your Mama Met" was supposed to be a full track, with a full version being performed at PHAROS, but ended up being a guitar instrumental instead.